Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles

Author: Douglas Florian
Publisher: Puffin Books
Category: Children's Fiction, Jokes & Humour, Mysteries & The Supernatural (Children's/YA)
Book Format: Hardcover

Florian's latest is a generous compendium of light, clever verse on a variety of topics. A long selection here is two dozen lines; a short one is just three or four. Rhythm and rhyme keep the whole volume rolling along, while the expressive artwork gives readers reasons to pause along the way. With similarly titled chapters (Wit and Whimsy, Rib-Ticklers and Sidesplitters), the arrangement of selections often seems random, though poems based on nursery rhymes or familiar sayings, for instance, are often grouped together. Although not every book of poems is enhanced by illustrations, Florian's bold, black line drawings ramp up the verbal humour and complete the pages visually without overwhelming the words. The occasional verse suggests an adult perspective, but most selections arise clearly from a child's point of view. With a strong thread of wordplay, the poems will amuse children while also challenging them to think, making this an appealing source of short verse to memorise and an enjoyable collection of poetry to read just for fun. Grades 3-6. --Carolyn Phelan --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About Douglas Florian
Douglas Florian (douglasflorian.com) is an abstract artist, poet, and the author/illustrator of over 50 children's books. He's visited more than 500 schools throughout the United Statest. He lives and works in New York City.


SKU BK-9780147509178
Barcode # 9780147509178
Brand Puffin Books
Artist / Author Douglas Florian
Shipping Weight 0.3100kg
Shipping Width 17.500m
Shipping Height 23.100m
Shipping Length 1.300m

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